Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement Sunday night:
“Tonight’s news is historic and breathtaking and a reminder of America’s great perseverance. But it is also a reminder of the pain and loss many Americans felt on Sept. 11, 2001, including many here in New Jersey.
“We will never forget their pain, and we forever honor those lost and those who have fought so valiantly for our freedom in the years since. But as the president said, this fight against terrorism and evil is not over. We must continue our vigilance if we are to protect our liberty.”